Native Hawaiian scholarship workshops have begun

The statewide workshops offer information on resources, financial aid available to Native Hawaiians

University of Hawaiʻi
Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437
Dir of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Nov 26, 2013

The University of Hawai’i is reaching out to Native Hawaiians who are interested in pursuing a college education.  The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities across the state.

In that spirit, the UH is partnering with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawai’i, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha.  The series of free presentations is open to high school students, parents, teachers, current college students, adult students, counselors or anyone interested in learning about the resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students, the criteria and eligibility requirements.   The workshops include brief sessions on filling out financial aid applications and strategies on earning scholarships.

Information about the workshops, including a list of locations and dates for workshops scheduled statewide is available online at www.Hawaiʻ

2013-2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha Workshops:

Maui County:

Kahului @ Maui College Pilina Building -- Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013; 6:00–8:00 pm

Hāna @ Hāna High School Cafeteria --  Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Lāna‘i City @ Lāna‘i School Cafeteria -- Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kaunakakai @ Kūlana ‘Ōiwi -- Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kaua'i County:

Līhu‘e @ Kaua‘i Community College Cafeteria -- Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013; 5:30–7:30 pm


Kāne‘ohe @ Windward Community College, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 101 -- Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kalihi @ Honolulu Community College Loui Center -- Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kapolei @ University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu Student Center -- Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013; 6:00–8:00 pm

Wai‘anae @ Wai‘anae High School Cafeteria -- Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kaimukī @ Kapi‘olani Community College Dining Hall -- Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Waimānalo @ Ka Ho‘oilina na Kūhiō Hālau -- Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Kahuku @ Kahuku High and Intermediate School Cafeteria -- Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm

Pearl City @ Leeward CC Campus Center -- Wednesday, Jan. 29,2014; 3:00–5:30 pm

Papakōlea @ Roosevelt High School Auditorium -- Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014; 6:00–8:00 pm


Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i, GEAR UP Hawai‘i, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Pacific Financial Aid Association & Native Hawaiian Education Association